In Texas, some Black-owned barbecue restaurants saw an uptick in business during summer protests

Oct 14, 2020
For some, the surges in business helped weather challenges during the pandemic. But there are many Black-owned businesses that could close because of COVID-19.
Brothers Juan (left) and Brent Reaves stand in front of their store, Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que in Dallas.
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How the decline of Black-owned insurance firms widened the wealth gap

Jul 20, 2020
Many of the agencies survived the Great Depression but later died out. Their loss meant less money invested into Black communities.
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Activism "is built into the DNA of our brand"

Jun 9, 2020
Nikoa Evans-Hendricks is a restaurateur and executive director of an entrepreneurs' coalition in Harlem. She talks about the role of Black-owned businesses.
Courtesy Nikoa Evans-Hendricks